|Day Lo||-||Day Hi||-|
This ETF offers broad-based exposure to investment grade U.S. bonds, making GVI a building block for any investor constructing a balanced long-term portfolio as well as a potentially attractive safe haven for investors pulling money out of equity markets. While GVI can potentially be a one stop shop for fixed income exposure, a close look at the composition of this fund is advised. Many may find the significant allocations to MBS and Treasuries somewhat insufficient for their return objectives; increased corporate bond exposure through LQD may result in a better balance and more attractive return. Furthermore, the fund only has securities that are maturing in less than ten years, foregoing the rest of the spectrum. While this will help to decrease credit risk and interest rate risk, the overall yield will suffer as well. While GVI includes hundreds of individual securities, this ETF actually only holds a fraction of the bonds that make up the underlying benchmark; the sampling strategy employed avoids illiquid issues, but may lead to tracking error. GVI has reasonable levels of liquidity-- there are more liquid options out there-- but the expense ratio for this fund is pretty low and is among the lowest in the Category. However, for investors looking to avoid compounding costs and tracking error, the broad-based BND may be a better option for U.S. fixed income exposure, although GVI is certainly a viable option for those seeking short-dated securities in their portfolio.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for GVI on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Total Bond Market with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
|Commercial Mortgage Backed||2.93%|
|Agency Mortgage Backed||0.14%|
|Cash And Equivalents||0.11%|
|Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|US Municipal Tax Advantaged||0.0%|
|0% to 1%||8.83%|
|1% to 2%||43.34%|
|2% to 3%||22.27%|
|3% to 4%||12.1%|
|4% to 5%||5.22%|
|5% to 6%||3.53%|
|6% to 7%||2.16%|
|7% to 8%||1.61%|
|8% to 9%||0.42%|
|9% to 10%||0.12%|
|Greater Than 10%||0.06%|
|Less Than 1 Year||1.4%|
There are 12 other ETFs in the Total Bond Market ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.
The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of GVI relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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